Over the past few weeks, I’ve been on a road trip across the USA with my husband, David, and my brother, Andrew. The road trip began as a 5-day journey on the I-10 from California to North Carolina, where Andrew and I are originally from and where our parents currently live.
On Day 1 of the road trip, the three of us decided to drive through Joshua Tree National Park. For those of you who don’t know, Joshua Tree National Park is located in Southern California and it’s named after it’s iconic Joshua Trees that grow wildly in the park. It’s desert conditions bring all kinds of diverse plants and animals, and it’s rock formations draw in climbers from all over the world.
We entered the park from the I-10 through the North Entrance, drove through Yucca Valley, and exited through Cottonwood Visitor Center back onto the I-10. The entrance fee was $25 for our vehicle and we paid before entering the park.
As a resident of Los Angeles, I am reminded every day how beautiful California is and the more I travel around the state the more I fall deeply in love with it.
Joshua Tree was a truly stunning sight. The Joshua trees and cactuses took our breath away (and so did the winter winds)! It was a nice bonding experience for all of us to enjoy the park together and we were even lucky enough to see the unbelievable desert sunset.
Whether you’re looking to rock climb, camp, or just take in the views, Joshua Tree is a perfect travel destination.
I hope this post inspires you to go and see Joshua Tree National Park with your loved ones. As always, if you have any questions about our stay at the park, feel free to ask them in the comments below.